Merlins and Greenway return to Red Arrow

MCW-bodied Merlin MBA582 turning from John Princes Street into Oxford Street, with MBA539 close behind.

A limited special operation was provided on 14 December to recall the early days of the Red Arrow network in central London.

Two AEC Merlins — the London Transport Museum’s MBA582 and Roger Wright’s MBA539 — were joined by GLS490, one of the 1981 Leyland Nationals refurbished by East Lancs as Greenways to operate the routes between 1992 and the introduction of bendybuses in 2002.

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